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Memorial Day 2017
Five die in crash with semi in western South Dakota
Popular Minnesota Court of Appeals judge, former attorney retires after 40 year career
Philando Castile case: As jury selection begins, what do both sides look for?
Montevideo residents seek to help immigrants
Stingers add upgrades to Taunton
Prep Baseball: Spaulding shuts down Tigers in NLS' 3AA victory
Softball: KMS, BOLD still alive in 3A
Fischer, Obregon, Ackerman place in 8AA tennis tourney
Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Lorenz, Gustafson win Memorial Day 5K
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Timothy D. Claussen
Donald E. Bjork
Evelyn F. Carlson
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
Column: Lessons from a great leader
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
May 15, 2017
Supreme Court rejects bid to revive North Carolina voter ID law
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court put the final nail in the coffin of North Carolina's strict voter-identification law on Monday, rejecting...
May 15, 2017 - 10:01am
November 8, 2016
Update 4 p.m.: Americans are making their voting choice between Clinton and Trump after divisive campaign
Update 4 p.m. NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The long and contentious race for the White House between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican...
November 8, 2016 - 2:57pm
November 4, 2016
New citizens ready to cast their first ballots in Willmar
WILLMAR — Halima Wehlie arrived in the United States from Yemen on Sept. 19, 2008, a widow with eight children. "I was very excited," she...
November 4, 2016 - 6:30am
November 3, 2016
Court denies Republican poll monitor request
WASHINGTON—In a blow to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a U.S. judge on Thursday upheld a Pennsylvania state law that could...
November 3, 2016 - 9:31pm
June 23, 2016
Early voting starts today for primary election
WILLMAR — There’s still more than a month to go before the primary election but Minnesota voters can start voting early today. Absentee ballots for the Aug. 9 primary can be obtained from local elections offices — typically the county auditor’s office — by mail or in person....
June 23, 2016 - 9:46pm
June 4, 2016
Secretary of State Steve Simon visits Willmar
Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify when absentee voters may deposit their ballot directly. WILLMAR — As the presidential...
June 4, 2016 - 12:07am
May 18, 2016
For a third time, voters in one Minnesota school district say 'no' to bond referendum
After gathering around the polls all day, Detroit Lakes voters have rejected the school bond referendum for the third time. With 5,023 ballots...
May 18, 2016 - 9:06am
May 14, 2016
Commentary: GOP may need better voting plan
It should be obvious to all by now that Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany...
May 14, 2016 - 4:00am
April 21, 2015
Letter: Don't vote unless you're informed
In reference to the headline of April 15, "Secretary of State urges people to vote", I would just add if one does not know the issues, please do not vote. Everyone should agree our country needs an informed electorate, especially in these critical times that lie ahead. Bruce...
April 21, 2015 - 4:00am
August 12, 2014
Casting ballots in Willmar primary race
Early morning voters at Vinje Church in Willmar on Tuesday: By 8:30 a.m., 22 had voted, according to workers, in Ward 2/Precinct 2 which...
August 12, 2014 - 2:16pm
June 7, 2014
Commentary: Voting for judges
It happened again this year. At first, I was embarrassed, but now I just laugh. “Who should I vote for?” friends ask. At first, as a lawyer and a law professor, I felt like I should know the answer to that. But I didn’t — and still don’t. In Massachusetts, where I come from,...
June 7, 2014 - 1:00am
Editorial: Willmar politics have been evolving
Our city and state’s politics are evolving as Minnesota’s new immigrants become citizens, exercise their basic right to vote and later begin running for political office. Abdi Warsame made history Tuesday as he was elected to a seat on the Minneapolis City Council. He will be...
November 7, 2013 - 5:00am
November 4, 2013
Conservatives, Republicans sue Ritchie over online voter registration
ST. PAUL -- Conservative groups and Republican legislators are taking Minnesota Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to court over an online...
November 4, 2013 - 11:51am
October 29, 2013
Most U.S. libertarians do not identify with Tea Party: survey
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most American libertarians do not consider themselves part of the conservative Tea Party movement despite a public perception that the two political groups are linked, according to a national survey released on Tuesday.
October 29, 2013 - 8:54am
June 26, 2013
States promise quick action on election laws
ATLANTA (AP) -- Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington's permission before changing election procedures...
June 26, 2013 - 7:19am